Community Bank News & Announcements
September 7, 2017, Equifax Inc. announced a cyber security incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain customer files which included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 consumers and certain dispute documents, which included personal identifying information, for approximately 182,000 consumers were also accessed.
Equifax will send direct mail notices to consumers whose credit card numbers or dispute documents with personal identifying information were impacted.
Equifax has not found evidence of unauthorized access to Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases at this point. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017.
Equifax has established a dedicated website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to help consumers determine if their information has been potentially impacted and to sign up for credit monitoring and identity theft protection free for one year. The credit monitoring is offered by TrustedID Premier, and includes monitoring of the three major Credit Reporting Agencies’ (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock credit access at Equifax; identity theft insurance; and Internet scanning for Social Security numbers - all complimentary to U.S. consumers for one year.
Note that after the one year term is expired, you will not be re-enrolled automatically. You will receive a notification from TrustedID Premier and will then have the opportunity to re-enroll and pay for the service if you choose.
Community Bank Mankato recommends customers log on to the Equifax security site at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and check if you were potentially impacted. You may want to sign up for the credit monitoring service at no charge for a year.
The Bank also recommends to check your credit reports at least annually at www.annualcreditreport.com where you can pull your credit report free of charge from each of the three major credit reporting agencies.
Primetime Club Events & Newsletter
If you’re age 50 or better and are interested in banking benefits and social events, we invite you to join the Primetime Club! View our Primetime Newsletter for all upcoming events. Current events include:
Life Could Be a Dream - musical
Wednesday, February 14th • Old Log Theatre
$75 members / $85 non-members
Bus leaves Home Depot at 9:30 am
Lunch options: angel hair pasta - garden marinara, dill roasted tilapia, seared pork chop, beef short ribs
Deadline to sign-up is January 31st
Probate & Estate Taxes Seminar
Wednesday, March 21st • Community Bank St. Andrews location
No cost to attend
Limited seating available
RSVP by Wednesday, March 14th
State Capitol Tour
Tuesday, April 17th
$35 Members / $45 Non-Members
Bus leaves Home Depot at 9:00 a.m.
Deadline to sign-up is March 20th